When I was growing up you went from a kid to a teen but now we have tweens with some of the cute of a kid and some of the attitude of a teen. One of my nieces is turning 11 next month so I think that makes her officially a tween, the perfect excuse to use this stamp with attitude.
I cut the wonky squares and the shape around the sentiment using my Cricut, I used Wild Card and George carts but I forget which image was on which cart. I cut them from yellow cardstock and then inked them with olive ink. I added some Perfect Pearls Patina Green to the still wet ink to give a hint of sparkle. I then used Liquid Glass to create an epoxy sticker look.
The background was letterpressed using the Distress Stripes Cuttlebug folder. I only have three inks for letterpressing so I was limited in my colour choice but I think the green and silver works with the other colours I chose. It’s a bit smudgy (my second attempt at letterpressing so I still haven't mastered the inking bit yet) but I think that just adds to the grunge look of the card.
I needed something to add a bit of embellishment and the sprockets and gears from Tim Holtz were just perfect, I layered two on top of each other and fixed them with one of the included brads. I didn’t have a stamp that fit for the sentiment so I printed one from my computer and traced it on to the tag. I used Picket Fence Distress Marker to ink it.
I based the whole thing on a sketch from Raq’s challenge over at the Cricut MB from a couple of weeks ago. It’s taken me this long to finish it but I'm really happy with the way this card turned out.
I’ll be seeing my niece in a couple of weeks, it’s a bit early for her birthday but will give her her card and present so I can do so in person rather than mailing as I’ve had to do in past years. I’m putting together a craft bucket with card bases and bits and pieces so hope this card will help inspire her with her own crafting.
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